Kalifus Rising

Book Two of the Legends of Orkney Series

2016 Best Book Awards Winner in Best Cover Design: Fiction
2016 Best Book Awards Winner in Children’s Fiction
2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Gold Medal Winner in Cover Design: Children/Young Adult

Sam Baron just freed Orkney from the ravages of the Red Sun—but now, imprisoned by Catriona, leader of the Volgrim Witches, Sam finds the darker side of his half-god, half-witch heritage released, and he fears he might destroy what he saved. Unable to resist the witches' enchantments, Sam has become their most potent weapon, and is leading an army of monstrous men against Skara Brae.

Sam’s only hope for salvation lies with his three best friends and a mystical artifact known as the Moon Pearl. Keely travels north in search of the pearl, while Howie prepares for the gathering onslaught. Leo seeks a powerful artifact in the underworld, and faces an ancient evil that could be an even greater threat than Catriona and her cronies.

As Sam's friends rush to save him, other forces are at work in Orkney's shadows—forces that could help free Sam, or condemn him to the darkness forever.

Author: Alane Adams

Publication Date: September 6, 2016

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2016 Best Book Awards Winner in Best Cover Design: Fiction
2016 Best Book Awards Winner in Children’s Fiction
2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Gold Medal Winner in Cover Design: Children/Young Adult
2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Gold Medal Winner in Young Reader: Fiction (8-12 years)
2017 Foreward INDIE Finalist in Juvenile Fiction
2017 NextGen Indie Book Awards Winner in Children’s/Juvenile Fiction

“Sam’s internal struggles and focus on the dark side of his witch heritage are reminiscent of Anakin Skywalker and will likely appeal to fanboys and fangirls, particularly as he ‘must face the darkness inside.’ Combined with strong female leads, both heroic and villainous, the ever growing and changing cast of characters has something for everyone. Fantasy, mythology, a touch of romance, and enough sword fights and battles to appease even the most action-hungry make Kalifus Rising a well-rounded, solid choice for those craving a new type of adventure.”
Foreword Reviews FIVE STAR review

“Adams is a master of exposition, never letting it slow the narrative by immersing it in rapid-fire dialogue . . . Indelible characters, both good and evil, and a rescue storyline that refuses to dawdle.”
Kirkus Reviews

“This series will do well with the Percy Jackson crowd and fans of Norse mythology.”
―School Library Journal

 

About the Author

Alane Adams is a children’s author, professor, and literacy advocate. She is the author of the Legends of Orkney fantasy mythology series for tweens; she also writes Early American picture books for young children. Adams lives in Southern California.

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